Help? Can I use Multimeter test on e-cig battery?

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  1. MickiO

    MickiO Super Member ECF Veteran

    Hubby just bought me a Digital Multimeter, Is there a way to test my new e-cig batteries? I set on V. Where do I put the red (+) and black (-)tester ends ? I know they're supposed to be 3.7v,

    Thanks~
     
  2. Richie G

    Richie G Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Congrats on your new meter! 'Tis a fav tool of mine. =)

    Plug your meter leads into the meter if you haven't done so already -- the red lead should have a corresponding red port in the meter, ditto the black lead. There should be nomenclature on the meter itself denoting the ports...

    Set the meter's dial to VDC. (DC voltage)

    Place (don't push hard just pressure) the red (+) pointed probe into the center of the battery terminal (the gold colored connector that screws into the atty). Then place the black(-) probe anywhere along the shell (the threaded part) of the battery connector. You should get a reading of 3.6 - 4.2 volts.
     
  3. MickiO

    MickiO Super Member ECF Veteran

    Thanks Richie! I tried what you said on my good battery, so I know, I must be doing something wrong cuz it doesn't do anything, just all zeros.
     
  4. Richie G

    Richie G Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Got the dial set to VDC? 'Tis important. =)
     
  5. MickiO

    MickiO Super Member ECF Veteran

    yes, it's on DC
     
  6. jj2

    jj2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    MickiO
    Totally off subject here.
    I love Eagles. So much so, I'm a sucker for anything made with an Eagle on it. I have told the better half that I will refrain for a while though.
    Hawks are the next in line.
     
  7. MickiO

    MickiO Super Member ECF Veteran

    JJ2, Yeah I love eagles too, I wanted a pix of one soaring, closest one I had.
     
  8. Richie G

    Richie G Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Are there more than 3 ports on the meter that will accept the leads? Gotta make sure that you're set-up for measuring voltage.

    Can you check a normal battery, like a D cell or something? I want to eliminate the possibility that you're placing the probes in the wrong spot on the e-cig batt...

    Make and model number of the multi-meter? Maybe I can d/l the manual or at least see what the face looks like.
     
  9. MickiO

    MickiO Super Member ECF Veteran

    Still there Richie? Anyone? Help?........Please? :)
     
  10. MickiO

    MickiO Super Member ECF Veteran

    RadioShack 29-Range Digital Multimeter

    tested D batteries and got 1.5,
     
  11. Richie G

    Richie G Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Right here, Micki... don't sweat it. You're gonna be a multi-meter expert before you become a senior member (150 posts). LOL
     
  12. MickiO

    MickiO Super Member ECF Veteran

    :oops: Thanks! lol
     
  13. Richie G

    Richie G Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Cool. =)

    The meter works. The leads are in the right places. And you have at least one good D cell in the house. LOL

    We know that your e-cig battery that is powering up your atty has some voltage in it. So, the only thing that is remaining is placing the probes on the right spots on the e-cig battery.

    What kind of battery is this? What model e-cig?
     
  14. MickiO

    MickiO Super Member ECF Veteran

    DSE801

    I have auto batteries and I also have manual batteries
     
  15. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Are you 'activating' the battery after the probes are connected?

    Please excuse me if that was too obvious... :)
     
  16. Richie G

    Richie G Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    This is the meter, right?

    29-Range Digital Multimeter - RadioShack.com

    The pic of the face is so small I can't make out the writing. Are there multiple ranges within the VDC settings? You may be set-up for less than 3.7 volts...
     
  17. MickiO

    MickiO Super Member ECF Veteran

    no...just putting the red on the center, and the black on the threads
     
  18. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    After connecting the probes you need to:
    manual batt = press the button
    Auto batt = either blow or suck through the end opposite the connection
     
  19. MickiO

    MickiO Super Member ECF Veteran

    Yep! that's the one. My husband got a reading on the manual switich by pressing the switch, but no matter what we try on the auto batt. it reads zero's. Do I gotta blow through to activate it, lol. idk.
     
  20. MickiO

    MickiO Super Member ECF Veteran

    ok :oops: thankyou so much!!
     
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